Miscellaneous

A new report has been made available by Cole Market Research focusing on the global coffee market as the COVID-19 pandemic is said to have created an unfavorable impact with production, exports and imports of coffee and related products significantly reduced. Similarly, a Reuters story run earlier this month highlighted potential problems with the arabica…

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Alexa, Tell Me About Dunkin’ and Data

“Alexa, open Dunkin.” “Alexa, order me a pumpkin spiced iced coffee.” “Alexa, drink my coffee for me and bring me my slippers and newspaper.” The flourishing realm of voice activation isn’t quite up to these last tasks – yet. But for Dunkin’ Brands, voice-activated ordering is a clarion call towards sales growth and forward-thinking. Nearly…

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Competitor News

Starbucks was making news regularly this past week, when their annual shareholder meeting was being held.  First off, CEO Howard Schultz announced the company was jumping into the race relations conversation with their #Race Together initiative via a full-page ad in last Sunday’s New York Times.  Having their baristas write race together messages on their…

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